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India, Russia likely to sign 18 agreements during ‘17th Annual Summit Meet’

Bhatnagar writes: ‘Defence Cooperation’ has been one of the pillars of the multi-dimensional ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between India and Russia. ‘Military Diplomacy’ initiatives focusing on enhanced military to military engagements/interactions and reenergised defence cooperation can rejuvenate the overall bilateral relations; a geopolitical imperative for maintenance of global and regional ‘Balance of Power’ and ‘Bridging of Gaps’.

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BRICS 8th Annual Summit at Goa

Dr Raj Kumar Sharma writes: Engaging with BRICS gives India diplomatic space to adjust its relations with the major and emerging powers and consolidate on issues where there is convergence of interests.

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Russia to hold first ever joint military exercise with Pakistan

Dr Raj Kumar Sharma writes: While India would not be averse to Russia’s increasing leverage over Pakistan as it has a history of mediating between Islamabad and New Delhi (Tashkent Summit after Indo-Pak war in 1965), it should not come at the cost of Indian security concerns.